VOL 21, NO 9, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008


Friday Program: "Washington Then and Now," Jean Sherrard & Paul Dorpat | Good Morning, Bellevue Breakfast Rotarians | Paul Harris Fellows: Kremen, Koshar & Goldfarb | First Annual Family Fest | Ducks vs. Dogs | Joseph Castleberry Classification Talk | First Rotary After Hours Social | Big, Bodacious, Ballard Barbecue | Future Programs | Web Fun


"The Ascent of Mt. Everest," John Waechter, Managing Director, Delafield Hambrecht, Inc. John is a Mt. Everest climber and the 58th person to conquer the Seven Summits of the World. The other 6 peaks include Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. McKinley in Alaska, Mt. Aconcagua in South America, and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica. John's story speaks to courage, passion and persistence to achieve a dream, no matter how daunting. [Monger]


David Ben Gurion: "Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs."

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Good Morning, Bellevue Breakfast Rotarians

Reveille ImagePresident Jenny Andrews chaired the meeting. Joseph Castleberry read the invocation “Eagles’ Wings” and led members and guests in the pledge of allegiance. Chris Monger introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.

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Paul Harris Fellows: Kremen, Koshar & Goldfarb

Reveille ImageCary Kopczynski and Dick Brown, representing the Rotary International Foundation, recognized Paul Harris Fellows Morris Kremen and Jonathon Koshar with three-sapphire pins, for their cumulative donations of $3,000, and Steve Goldfarb, with a five-sapphire pin, for his donations of $6,000.

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First Annual Family Fest

Reveille ImageMargie Burnett introduced Laurie Mayer and Paulette Craswell, coordinators of the first annual Rotary Family Fest adoption party, to be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4th, at Woodridge Elementary School (12619 SE 20th Place, Bellevue 98005)

Since 1987, the number of foster children has doubled nationally. Mayer and Crasell reported that more than 9,700 children were living in foster care and relative placement homes in our state. The median stay in a foster home has declined to 540 days, contrasted with the adoption of 1,272 children from foster care through the DSHS.

The BBRC is co-sponsoring this event with Region IV of the Department of Social and Health Services. Members are encouraged to join as volunteer hosts for this wonderful and important event. Contact Margie or Laurie (Ph 425-590-3081) or Paulette (Ph 425-673-3147).

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Reveille ImageDucks vs. Dogs

Jane Kuechle voiced her challenge regarding the upcoming Ducks vs. Dogs football game. She reminded U-Dub Huskies that the Ducks have now won four (now 5) games in a row. Her challenge was met with humble and almost silent voices. She was fined for kicking a dog when he was down.

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Joseph Castleberry Classification Talk

Reveille ImageA year ago, one of the BBRC’s newest members, Dr. Joseph Castleberry became the sixth president of Northwest University (NU) in Kirkland, Washington on August 15, 2007. Before coming to NU, Dr. Castleberry served as the academic dean at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Springfield, Missouri) from January 2003 to July 2007.

Joseph earned a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Evangel University in 1983, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1988, and a Doctor of Education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1999. He has lived and served extensively in Central and South America and has written and spoken globally on a wide variety of subjects.

As a missionary, he served as academic dean of the Assemblies of God Biblical Seminary in Quito, Ecuador (1997-2001) while also serving as the pastor of Centro Cristiano del Norte, which founded four parishes under his leadership. He is also the founder of the Freedom Valley Project, a community development ministry among the African-American people of Ecuador’s Chota Valley Region. Before his ministry in Ecuador, he served as associate dean for Latin America at Global University, as a missionary in El Salvador and as the Assemblies of God chaplain at Princeton University.

His most recent publications include articles in Rev. Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Protestantism, book reviews in Pneuma, two New Testament Greek self-study textbooks forthcoming from Global University Press, and a chapter in The Spiritual Gifts in a Postmodern Age. His current research interests include the intersections between globalization and Christian mission, and the relationship between Pentecostal and postmodern thought.

Dr. Castleberry and his wife Kathleen have three daughters, Jessica, 17, Jodie, 15, and Sophie, 9.

Northwest University was founded by the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God and opened to students on October 1, 1934. It is a regionally accredited, Christian coeducational institution awarding associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. The University is operated under the control of the Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Northwest, Southern Idaho, and Wyoming districts of the Assemblies of God. The mission of Northwest University is to provide, in a distinctly evangelical Christian environment, quality education to prepare students for service and leadership.

Northwest University is located on a 56-acre campus on the eastside of Seattle, near Lake Washington, in Kirkland, Washington. In recent years, the academic program has grown with significant additions, including psychology, communication, English, environmental science, history, mathematics, and nursing. Students can now choose from more than 50 academic programs. Graduate programs are growing as well. Northwest now offers Master’s Degrees in Teaching, Education, Counseling Psychology, and Business Administration.

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First Rotary After Hours Social
Jenny Andrews

Reveille ImageOn Thursday, August 28th, close to 150 Rotarians gathered at the Maplewood Golf Course in Renton for the first District 5030 After Hours Social, with great food and raffle prizes. Presented by District Governor Jesse Tam and his wife Lilly Tam, and hosted by the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, this was the first of four after hours socials scheduled for the year.

It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know Rotarians from other clubs in a relaxed social setting. This inaugural event was well attended by Rotarians from 36 clubs in the District. The BBRC was represented by Paul Chapman and his wife Shannon, Jim Carney and his wife Melody, Wayne McCaulley, Elena Howell, Margie Burnett and Jenny Andrews.

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Big, Bodacious, Ballard Barbecue
Jenny Andrews

Reveille ImageBothell area residents are still recovering from the influx of hungry BBRC members following their noses from 405 Exit 22 to The Ballard Barbeque Throw Down Saturday night. Two dozen BBRC members and many family members filled the Ballard cul de sac and hungrily awaited the arrival of pulled pork and ribs that had been cooking at 220 degrees since 11:00 the night before.

The wait was evidently worthwhile because your humble correspondent observed much salivating, rib-chomping, lip-smacking and finger-licking in the 30 minutes after the BBQ hit the table. It is rumored that Jim Carney may still be wearing Ballard BBQ sauce on his face at the next meeting.

Aybala Turkarslan was voted the most unbelievably adorable little girl in attendance, and Jack Ballard holds the title for Cutest Little Rotarian under the age of one.

Many thanks to Chris and Desirae Ballard for a wonderful evening!

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Future Programs

Roger Allington requested that BBRC members “… put these dates on your calendars to hear the two candidates for governor of Washington State!”

Candidate Dino Ross
Friday, September 19, 2008

Incumbent Christine Gregoire
Friday, October 10, 2008

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Friday Program
"Washington Then and Now," Jean Sherrard & Paul Dorpat

Reveille ImageRourke O'Brien introduced the authors of Washington Then & Now, Jean Sherrard & Paul Dorpat, also the creators of the popular "Then and Now" section in the Northwest Magazine Sunday Edition of the Seattle Times. Sherrard was joined via video-tape by story teller and photo editor Paul Dorpat during the multi-media PowerPoint presentation that featured historic photos and descriptions of significant events in the history of Puget Sound and Washington State. His presentation compared historical photos with contemporary photos taken of the same locations, to show the changes which have occurred.

Reveille ImageThe photographer writer/editor, Sherrard, showed the “then and now” photos to members during his presentation and asked members to identify the historical site before showing a photo of the picturesque landscape, century old church or clock tower, waterway, or main street.

Members purchased copies of the coffee table book, Washington Then & Now, printed by Westcliffe Publishers, from Sherrard after the meeting.

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Web Fun

Courtesy of Dallas Stark

A string walks into a bar.

He asks for a shot of tequila. The bartender replys, "Sorry we don't serve strings in here." So the string leaves.

The next day, the same string walks back into the bar. He asks for a shot of tequila. The bartender replys, "Sorry we do not serve strings in here. Please go away."

The following day the string stands outside the bar debating about whether or not to go in. He ties himself in a knot and frays the bottom of the string.

He goes in and asks for a shot of tequila. The bartender replys, "Hey, aren't you that string that's been coming in here all the time."

They string replys, "No, I'm a frayed knot."

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Fred got home from his Sunday round of golf later than normal and very tired. "Bad day at the course?" his wife asked.

"Everything was going fine," he said. "Then Harry had a heart attack and died on the 10th tee."

"Oh, that's awful!"

"You're not kidding. For the whole back nine it was hit the ball, drag Harry, hit the ball, drag Harry."

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Tom Harrelson, 09/03
Elena Howell, 09/09
Andrew Face, 09/16
Steve Bender, 09/18
Tim Johnstone, 09/25
Brian Evison, 09/28


Colly Radford, 22 yrs
Bob McKorkle, 19 yrs
John DeWater, 18 yrs
Margie Burnett, 14 yrs
Peter Powell, 14 yrs
Tom Miller, 5 yrs
Steve Szirmai, 3 yrs
Hal Teel 3, yrs
Jonathan Koshar, 1 yr


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